Brian Burke vs. Marc Bergevin
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09-18-2012, 11:36 PM
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Bergevin has basically done absolutely nothing except go through the motions as any GM does. He drafted at the position he was given, and
resigned a couple of insignificant players
. Other than that, he signed a couple of depth tougher guys, and chose to wait on getting PK Subban inked to a contract
when many GMs signed their young guys right before the lockout
. We'll see how the former strategy plays out when the season starts, the latter when/if Subban signs.
That being said, if Bergevin is the status quo, and you're comparing him to Brian Burke's tenure in Toronto, then Bergevin gets the obvious win. There's nobody who's done a worse job than Burke turning resources into wins since his tenure in Toronto started. In fact, I don't think there's many teams who have less wins than him since that point in time... and they certainly don't have the resources Toronto does.
You can't criticize Burke for inaction like you could criticize Bergevin, but it's not like Burke's actions have contributed positively to anything since arriving in Toronto.
Don't forget, he resigned Price and Pacioretty before the lock-out. I would not say they're insignificant.
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